Board Business, January 9th, 2014

(posted by chris the cynic)

Regular Business

There is no submission deadline for articles and open thread suggestions.  Send them any time.

The Submission Deadline for the weekend post is 20:00 (8PM) US Eastern Time Saturday.

Anyone who has submissions for the weekend post should send them in.  Some people wonder if they really deserve to be in the post.  The answer to that is always the same: You do.  So try not to be afraid and do try to send in submissions if you have them.

The sections of the post are as follows:

The Blogaround

Any denizen of the Slacktiverse who has posted an article to their own website since they last submitted to a weekend post is invited, enticed, and cajoled to send a short summary of that article along with its permalink to the group email. That summary and link will be included in the next weekend blogaround. This will help to keep members of our community aware of the many excellent websites hosted by other members.

Remember, this is since you last submitted to a weekend post, not since the last weekend post. For example, if the last time you submitted was a month ago, everything you wrote since then is fair game.

In Case You Missed This

Readers of The Slacktiverse can send short summaries of, and permalinks to, articles that they feel might be of interest to other readers.  These should be sent, as you might expect, to the group email.

Things You Can Do

Anyone who knows of a worthy cause or important petition should send a short description of the petition/cause along with its url to the group email.

Again, none for articles and open thread suggestions, 20:00 (8 PM) US Eastern Time Saturday for the Weekend post.  Also, if there’s a deconstruction you feel should be in the roundup, you can suggest that at any time.
In case the links don’t work: the group email is SlacktiverseAuthors (at) gmail (dot) com.
It is perfectly acceptable to use this as an open thread, should you so desire.

3 thoughts on “Board Business, January 9th, 2014

  1. froborr January 10, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Two things, which I am leaving as a comment rather than an e-mail because I’m at work:

    1) I’ve started a second deconstruction, entitled The Very Soil, of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. First post (which is all there is so far) is here.

    2) Second, for Things You Can Do, my dear friend Viga has been offered a scholarship to an extremely prestigious art school, but combined with all the maximum federal grants and loans, it still leaves her a few thousand short. Being poor and having no family, she can’t get a private loan, so she’s trying to raise money via gofundme. The donation site is here and a post I made explaining a bit about where she comes from and why she needs help is here. Donors over $10 get to ask Viga to draw something for them, of increasing complexity and polish for higher donations, details are at the gofundme.

  2. Lonespark January 10, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Ooooh, I can get a Viga drawing? How soon do I have to donate to get one?

  3. froborr January 11, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Well, the next four days are the most critical time, but there’s no actual time limit on a gofundme.

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